[[1:81.8608]] CHAMPION: Gushue Wins 2017 Meridian Canadian Open

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CHAMPION: Gushue Wins 2017 Meridian Canadian Open

Jan 3 - 8, 2017

St. John's, Newfoundland / Labrador
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SKIP
Brad
Gushue

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Third
Mark
Nichols

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Second
Brett
Gallant

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Lead
Geoff
Walker

 
Games: 7  
Record: 6W - 1L  
PF/G: 7.55  
PA/G: 4.72  
Hammer Efficiency: 0.48  
Steal Defense: 0.04  
Force Efficiency: 0.67  
Steal Efficiency: 0.17  
Brad Gushue (St. John's, NL) won 8-3 over Niklas Edin (Karlstad, SWE) in the Final To advance to the championship game, Gushue won 4-0 over Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste Marie, NONT) in the semifinals of the 2017 Meridian Canadian Open in North Battleford, Saskatchewan; and won 5-2 over Steve Laycock (Saskatoon, SK) in the quarterfinals. of the 2017 Meridian Canadian Open in North Battleford, Saskatchewan;
 
Gushue finished 3-1 in the 16 team Meridian Canadian Open qualifying round, held January 3 - 8, 2017 in , . In their opening game, Gushue defeated Bruce Korte (Saskatoon , SK) 8-7, then went on to lose 5-4 against Jacobs. Gushue responded with a 5-4 win over Greg Balsdon (Kingston, ON). Gushue won 6-4 against Mike McEwen (Winnipeg, MB) in their final qualifying round match.
 
For winning the Meridian Canadian Open Championship title, Gushue earned 81.861 world rankings points along with the $30,000CDN first prize cheque, remaining in 1st place overall on the World Ranking Standings with a net gain of 54.281 after improving upon their best so far this season. Gushue ranks 2nd overall on the Year-to-Date rankings with 429.656 points earned so far this season.
 

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